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Shaping San Francisco - Audio Recordings
by Shaping San Francisco Talks
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San Francisco's entire history is based on land grabs, within its own borders, and far beyond. Sketching this history to the present, we will also look at counter-efforts to grab land and to create open and cooperative spaces in an ever-more commercially tyrannized society. Chris Carlsson and James Tracy.
Topic: San Francisco, Pacific Rim, Pribiloff Islands, seals, whales, land grants, Mexican ranchos,...
Shaping San Francisco - Audio Recordings
by Shaping San Francisco
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Economic meltdown? Recession? Depression? What are we to do? With the bailout benefiting Wall Street at the expense of Main Street, many are expect the new Obama administration to champion a New New Deal. But how will working people fare? Will the catalyst for change come from above or below? What lessons can we learn from the past and what are âurban homesteadersâ already doing to localize the economy at the neighborhood level? Featuring working class historian Gifford Hartman, who will...
Topics: Economic crisis, Depression, urban homesteaders, self-reliance, localization, 1930s anti-eviction,...
Shaping San Francisco - Audio Recordings
by Shaping San Francisco
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"Money: A Comedy with Music" is a satiric portrayal of an economically troubled society in which an American banker tries to explain how money works. The new play written in 2010 in San Francisco moves from Brazil to New York, from scenes of wealth to scenes of bankruptcy, accompanied by cabaret songs, chicanery and financial chaos. Developed this year, but indebted to the Living Newspapers of the Federal Theatre Project from the 1930s, "Money" incorporates puppetry, film...
Topics: 1937, money, economics, comedy, musical, Federal Theater Project, WPA, Depression, derivatives
Shaping San Francisco - Audio Recordings
by Shaping San Francisco
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Mark Twain once quipped, "I never let school get in the way of my education!" This panel of educators will share how they live that idea working in school systems. All three educators have successfully co-created programs with their communities that are progressive, develop student leadership, and empower communities to address social justice issues. Their work ranges from recreating schools as centers for social research and action in Berkeley and New Mexico to shifting the dialog...
Topics: education, charter schools, Africa, poverty, community, adult education, student led curriculum
Shaping San Francisco - Audio Recordings
by Shaping San Francisco
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Amy Franceschini is a pollinator who creates formats for exchange and production that question and challenge the social, cultural and environmental systems that surround her. An overarching theme in her work is a perceived conflict between humans and nature. Her projects reveal the ways that local politics are affected by globalization. In 1995, Amy founded Futurefarmers, an international collective of artists. In 2004, Amy co-founded Free Soil, an international collective of artists,...
Topics: art, farm, agriculture, urban, food, politics, commodity, whimsy
University of California, Berkeley Libraries
by Bancroft, Hubert Howe, (1832-1918.)
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The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft vol. 35
Topics: California history, Gold discoveries, California: Social life and customs, San Francisco
Shaping San Francisco - Audio Recordings
by Shaping San Francisco
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Developing Reciprocal Bio-Regional Culture from the Bay Area to the Mountains of California Join a dynamic panel to discuss the historical and emerging relationships among humans, and between humans and the waterways on which they live. The indigenous peoples who formed bio-regional culture-sheds aligned with natural watersheds in California start our eco-historyâwith particular focus on the Bay Area and delta areas. It continues with a short history of the California gold mining...
Topics: Watersheds, Culture Sheds, culture, art, cultural politics, restoration, ecology, rivers, riparian,...
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Ballantyne, R.M.
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A thoroughly engaging, at times even harrowing, adventure tale set in the San Francisco gold rush. Detailed depiction of its time and place, complete with everything from mining techniques to societal attitudes. You'll feel like you're in the diggings. (Summary by Lee Elliott) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (268MB)
Topics: gold rush, San Francisco, mining, golden dream
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Community Texts
by JACK LONDON
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Jack London, born January 12, 1876, was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. He is best remembered as the author of White Fang and The Call of the Wild, set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire" and "The White Silence", both of which...
Topics: short stories, complete, Yukon, Alaska, Pacific, California, sea stories, adventure, classics,...
San Francisco Public Library
by Lengyel, Cornel Adam; History of Music Project; United States. Work Projects Administration (Calif.)
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Reproduced from typewritten copy
Topic: Music